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29 Mar 2019

Sharpening Up The Toolkit. Build Ya Skillz!

Happy Friday! Today is the first day of the rest of my career. This song is one of my go-tos when I need that inspiration to get back in the race and get over the next hurdle. Currently, the hurdle is motion graphics, or “mograph” for short. I had the opportunity to pursue it back when I was at art school, but passed up the chance. I didn’t have the money to get a powerful PC back then and felt […]

28 Mar 2019

Lessons Learned. Sometimes, Things Just Run Their Course.

This past week was a nightmare. Actually the last year and a half has been an eclectic compilation of MANY nightmares. This will be a bit of a ranting session. Pardon me, in advance. My job has not been very kind to me and I have reached a point of surrender and resignation. The lessons have been learned. The resect has been lost and all that’s left is the parting of ways. I LOVE what I do for a living. […]

12 Feb 2019

You Have No Right! An Outsider Speaking On Abuse.

I am broke up. I have never been in a physically abusive relationship. I have a very close Friend currently in one, and it’s breaking my heart in to pieces. I don’t know the details, but I know this is not the first time. Waking up this morning and reading unread messages from over night brought a tear to my eye. Yesterday, we had a conversation about some mobile Adobe tools to help her connect with the creative side of […]

15 Jan 2019

On Your Marks. Hitting The Starting Blocks To Career Transition.

I had a great conversation with a local creative recruiter today. I feel like my tenure at my current company has run its course and it’s time to move on to bigger and better things. I have spoken recently about how much I want to transition into a more video-focused role. My current day is probably 80/20 web design to video production. These days, maybe closer to 70/30 with me creating on-screen graphics. I spent a lot of time over […]

04 Jan 2019

The Confetti Has Fallen, Now Get Back To The Grind.

Happy New Year, all! The celebration is done. You already broke your first resolution. And now it all sets in — there’s work to do. 361 more days of grind. So, how are you planning to tackle the new year? I have read a few self-help books over the last couple of years. I am trying to break into my own personal vault and deal with some of my own demons, and become a more thoughtful, creative individual. But over […]

13 Jul 2016

And THIS Is Why I Don’t Plan… The Best Laid Plans

So I just posted about the lessons learned and how I needed to do a better job planning. But what happens when you make every attempt to plan and everything falls apart anyways? Well, that’s what I am dealing with right now. You know that Pokemon-themed bondage shoot I have been planning for the last month? Not happening. My models have other obligations and my shoot dropped to the bottom. Now with scheduling conflicts, I am the odd man out. […]

11 Jul 2016

I Need a Portrait of This Pirate

I was browsing the interwebs a week ago, killing time while I was waiting for my family to get tired of being at my place when I ran across an image that made me get all kinds of excited (for multiple reasons…). Bandai has been doing a few gender cross figures and I must say, the ones for the anime series One Piece are amazing! This new figure is of the main character Luffy and I NEED TO SHOOT THIS! […]

28 Jun 2016

The Thunder is Rumbling and I am Face Up In Bed

It’s a stormy night here in northern Virginia. One of the only reasons I like this time of year is the lightning storms and rolling thunder. When I was younger, my Pops and I would sit out on the front steps of our Largo townhouse after a good rain and just watch the light show in the sky. Since then, I have always loved watching the flashing streaks across the sky and listening to the gentle rumble crescendo into an […]

24 Jun 2016

Find The Thing That Rejuvenates You…

…and do it to death! Let me repeat. Find that thing that rejuvenates you, and do it to death! I have a standard 9-5 as a web designer for a small media company. I am finding it increasingly difficult to concentrate on work when all I can think about is what I am going to shoot next or how I want my next lighting setup to look or how I need to edit a photo I shot for the best […]